BV student cited for possession of marijuana

Friday, December 14, 2018

A Berryville student has been cited for possession of marijuana after drug dogs visited the campus Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Superintendent Owen Powell said the University of Arkansas brought a drug dog to the school, saying the dog searched the high school, middle school and parking lots. The dog detected something in one of the vehicles, Powell said, and the vehicle was searched.

“There was a small amount of marijuana found,” Powell said.

Powell disputed rumors that multiple students were arrested, saying only one student was disciplined. Berryville police chief Robert Bartos said the student was issued a citation for possession of marijuana.

“I heard rumors we hauled a bunch of people off,” Bartos said. “As far as I know, it was just one kid that was found in possession of a little bit of marijuana.”

Powell said the student is being disciplined under the school handbook’s policy. For a first offense of possessing or being under the influence of drugs, Powell said, a student must serve 10 days of out-of-school suspension. The second offense is expulsion, he said.

“Like I said, the vehicle was searched, they found a small amount of marijuana, and there was only one student who was disciplined,” Powell said.

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